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Social Media

Does your travel website sell your destination as well as Instagram?

Instagram offers the world through your phone, and travel industries cannot afford to be left behind in the digital landscape. Creating the perfect user experience has become an integral part of the travel sector and can be highly critical to...

Posted by: Naked Ideas
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Inspiration

At last, somebody has created the perfect copywriter's website.

Think back about fifteen years or so, and you'll probably see yourself slowly (very slowly) browsing the internet on your dial-up connection, looking at websites and thinking 'I've gotta get myself one of those'. If you're a designer or art director,...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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News

22 Group Revive Charity Website

22 were asked to reinvigorate and refresh the look and feel for the youth charity Key. Their tired brand identity and website didn’t fully represent them as a charity aimed at young people. Key is an amazing charity that provides housing...

Posted by: 22
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Advice

Our Biggest Build to Date: Behind the Scenes of Amy.com

12 months, 79 spreadsheets, 85.6GB worth of page designs, 90 design templates, 682.75 hours of coding, 137 Google Hangouts and four flights across 34,000 kilometers later and Amys.com was born. Find out how we did it here. This post reflects on our...

Posted by: Superrb
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Careers

How to achieve the perfect portfolio: Part 1

For most of us the days of creating our own portfolios from scratch are way behind us now (except if you're a developer), so make life as easy as possible for yourself by using portfolio builders, creative services and platforms that are designed for...

Posted by: Fabrik
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News

The naked truth. American Apparel versus the ASA.

Brace yourself, I have some shocking news. An advertiser has used sexually provocative imagery to sell their goods. I know, it seems incredible, but I think you deserve the facts. Don't panic though. Fortunately the moral might of the Advertising...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

5 minutes with... Nigel Edginton Vigus - Creative Director at Wunderman

"My career has had a few twists and turns" Tell us what you do for a living and who you work for? Saving the world, oiling the wheels of commerce and bringing joy to millions - an ad, banner, MPU, website, DM piece, letter, SMS or email at a time....

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Spotlight - Gerard Whelan - Designer and Art Director

--- "I'm attracted by the challenge to create." Creativepool pulls up a comfy chair with Gerard Whelan, Designer and Art Director for brandcentral, to discuss excellence, identity and wall-crawling super powers. How long have you been an Designer...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

How to... Create a portfolio that best suits you.

Your portfolio is one of the most important things that need to be considered when thinking about applying for a new job. Us "old schoolers" have all spent countless hours trudging around Soho with our A2 portoflio in tow, ending the day with a...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

The good book. The problem with a copywriter's portfolio.

by Magnus Shaw. Here's a problem which only came to my attention this week. Actually I think it has been lingering in the back of my mind for a couple of decades, but it only came into focus a couple of days ago. Because I write columns here and...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Opinions - Why do creative agencies all talk the same?

by John Fountain I'll wager that if you visit any creative agency's website and go to the "About" page you'll find that, though the pictures and design might be poles apart, the words themselves will all be pretty much the same. Which is weird when...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Opinions - Good old...hibu?

by Ashley Morrison Good old Yellow Pages. There was something rather comforting about those adverts, about the fact that good old Yellow Pages is not just there for that leaky roof. Or for the warm and fluffy things in life: the boy who bought his...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Trailblazers. The Dictator and the most extreme movie propaganda ever.

by Jessica Hazel Sacha Baron Cohen is not one to shy away from controversy. In fact, he has made a whole career out of it, pointing out the humour in all manner of taboo subjects and somehow not getting murdered by extremeists in the process. His...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Portfolio Tips

What happens when you do get an interview? How will you ensure your portfolio impresses your interviewer or client? Here are some tips that are essential in creating a great portfolio: 1. Keep it to an A3 size minimum Contrary to what your tutors...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Technology

Get Unlikely Business Lessons from Mailchimp

Email marketing platform Mailchimp has launched a new original video series charting the success and failures of three very different entrepreneurs. Introduced through the company’s new business entertainment platform Mailchimp Presents and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Social Media

How the Google algorithm stole a blogger's domain name.

You may remember, in the early days of the internet, some very smart cookies enriched themselves considerably by buying up the domain names they figured would be in demand, just as soon as major corporations woke up to the new technology. Smart...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

What Famous Websites Used To Look Like

Today, I've decided to take a trip down memory lane by compiling several images that show what popular websites used to look like before they became big. From Facebook and Twitter to Google and eBay, the images show exactly how far web design has...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

The shape of things to come. Highly (in)accurate predictions for 2013.

by Magnus Shaw. Very little is certain in this life, but the mad rush of predictions for the year ahead is a rock on which we can depend in the awkward gap between Christmas and New Year. Unfortunately, most of them will be wildly inaccurate - with...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Top 10 reasons to update your website

If you're responsible for the website of your business or organisation, it can sometimes be a case of out of sight, out of mind once it's up and running… you may only look at or amend one or two pages from time to time until someone points...

Posted by: Progression Design
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Technology

How to write a website brief

You’ve decided your business needs a new website. You’ve agreed a budget (that you WILL stick to!) so what do you do now? Well, appointing a website design (and development) agency is your next step. You’ll need to write a...

Posted by: Progression Design
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Design

Initials launch Brave the Shave website for Macmillan Cancer Support

Initials announces the launch of a new website for Macmillan Cancer Support’s “Brave the Shave” campaign as part of the charity’s digital transformation strategy. Brave the Shave, which is now in its third year, encourages people to shave...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

Meet the next generation of website builders

In the same way you wouldn’t use a hammer to crack a nut it’s just as important that you choose the right tool for building and updating your website. The Content Management System (or CMS) was supposed to be the all singing and all dancing...

Posted by: Fabrik
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Design

Selfridges and the £40 million website

Selfridges, the world famous upmarket department store has drastically stepped up online investment with a revamped website, which aims to “Future-proof” its multi-channel business. At £40 million, this marks the single largest...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

French luxury house Launches New Website

The French luxury house Hermès anounced yesterday their new pop-up e-store, La Maison des Carrés, which is dedicated to the world of Hermès silk. Choosing from the myriad of prints, fabrics, colors, and designs is a difficult task, but...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Winning website tips

The Lovie Awards provide us with their top tips on creating a website that is better than all of the rest. The Lovie Awards 2012 took place in London, UK and brought together the top talent in website design, development and entrepreneurship from...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

The future of retail: lessons from China

A market of extreme competition While America’s top 100 retailers account for approximately 40% of its retail market, China’s equivalent enjoy just 6.4% of total sales of consumer goods. What this means in practice is a market of...

Posted by: AKQA
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Technology

Mixed reality will have as big an impact as iPhone

The founder of immersive production studio REWIND has predicted that mixed reality will have as big an impact on the world as the iPhone did when it was first released in 2007. Sol Rogers, who is behind augmented and virtual reality work for the...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Features

Creative director Jodine Bell on Principals and design

Jodine Bell is creative director at Australia- and New Zealand-based strategic/creative agency Principals. Her career has gone from strength to strength since her early days at design studio Switch as she develops a team and culture at in the...

Posted by: Portfolio Recruitment (AKLD) Limited

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